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Video:Quick Tip:How to Mince Garlic

with Stephanie Gallagher

Want to learn the proper technique for mincing garlic? Here, see step-by-step instructions for how to mince garlic correctly.See Transcript

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Transcript:Quick Tip:How to Mince Garlic

Hi, I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, I'll show you how to mince garlic.

Instructions for How to Mince Garlic

First take the garlic bulb and press down on it with both hands to loosen the cloves, like this. Peel away some of the outer papery layer, and peel off a clove. Cut off the root end of the clove. Then, using the flat side of your knife, smash the clove with one hard thump. This lets you easily peel off the papery skin.

More Instructions for Mincing Garlic

Now slice the garlic.Okay, place your fingers on the edge of the knife and hold the handle gently in the other hand and rock the knife back and forth over the garlic slices to mince it. You want to hold the handle of the knife rather loosely. Just keep going over the garlic like this, until it is minced the way you want. A light touch is best. And here is your minced garlic.

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